The State of California has world-class education and training for individuals seeking a career in teaching.
It isn't easy to figure out which college to attend, how to pay for a college education, and what career to pursue. The California Colleges Web site provides information on these topics and even helps visitors apply online to the school of their choice. Future teachers can find colleges or universities in California that offer teacher preparation programs.
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICCU) represents 77 private colleges and universities in California, most of whom offer teacher preparation programs.
University of California (UC)
All nine of the University of California’s campuses offer teacher preparation programs, and each hosts CalTeach , an initiative to encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students to consider a career in teaching.
California Community Colleges
The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world. Many students start their higher education at a community college and then transfer to a college or university for their upper division coursework.
California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Web site is the California Department of Education's primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.